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Date: 03/20/17 13:39
B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: gcm

A rare visit by a B&O unit at SP Hardy St shops in Houston.
Gary




Date: 03/20/17 14:15
Re: B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: Tominde

Nice.  And the explanation is......?



Date: 03/20/17 18:56
Re: B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: dan

rental?



Date: 03/21/17 07:20
Re: B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: bridgeportsub

Intersting shot .Wonder how it got down there ? Maybe it came down to Pine Bluff,Ar on Gateway 97 ?

GRS



Date: 03/21/17 13:10
Re: B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: ESPEE5318

I Dont know about Texas, but in the late 70s Chessie System (B&O, C&O, Blue and Chessie system paint)  GP40s were out west/SoCal on SP and ATSF, ATSF leased a bunch and SP was pool etc. I have even seen pics of them on the point East bound on the sunset route. 

PS now that I think about it have seen other pics in Texas......... 



Date: 03/21/17 15:19
Re: B&O GP40 at Houston -- March 78
Author: Txhighballer

From what I remember, the SP was power short and got quite a bit of power from the B&O. They got on the Cotton Belt in St. Louis and came down the "Rabbit". SCL power came through New Orleans. BN also lended a hand with some SD40-2's, one of which was wrecked on the Rabbit.

"Rabbit" refers to SP's Houston- Shreveport main line.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 03/21/17 15:20 by Txhighballer.



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